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Chevrolet Corvette Celebrates 60 Year History

On June 30, 1953, the first of a new kind of Chevrolet – indeed, a new kind of American car – rolled off an assembly line in Flint, MI.

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The new Chevrolet Corvette LT1 engine, the first of the Gen 5 family of small block engines, combines several advanced technologies, including direct injection, active fuel management and continuously variable valve timing to support an advanced combustion system.

But this engine — a technologically advanced 6.2L V8 that delivers an estimated 450 hp — was nearly 60 years in the making. The first Small Block V8 dropped under the hood of a Corvette was in 1955, three years after the sportscar made its debut.

Read more about the Chevrolet Corvette’s history here: Street Performer: 60 Years Of Chevrolet’s Iconic Corvette

Read more about the technological advances on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT1 engine at: http://bit.ly/12YZNAe.

 

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